September 28, 2016

Outgoing Happy Mail

Hello everyone,

today is about snail mail. I sent out some cute letters just recently and I thought I could share the designs with you. Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos of some so today I'm just sharing a selection.

1) This one was sent to my friend Kristin back in August. The envelope is DIY, made from a Flow magazine cover. The writing paper is simple tea dyed paper.



2) The next one was sent to my friend Melanie. I used a plain blue envelope for it and glued some nice paper as well as some animal stickers on it. The writing paper are pages from a Flow magazine notebook.



3) Last but not least, this was a birthday card for a former neighbour of mine. Again a basic blue envelope enriched with some stickers plus a basic blue card on which I glued a Flow magazine post card as well as some stickers.



That's it for today!

Have a great week, everyone, and see you next week...

Yours
Uta

September 21, 2016

Happy Autumnal Equinox

Hello everyone,

as many of you might know, today the northern hemisphere celebrates the Autumnal Equinox!

Today, night and day are almost equal. As its name already implies, the Autumnal Equinox is the beginning of Autumn. By Pagan tradition it stands for the second harvest as well as thanksgiving. In Wiccan tradition the Autumnal Equinox is also called Mabon as a reference to Mabon ap Modron, a character from Welsh mythology. 1

I decided to celebrate this special annual occasion quietly while engaging in some journaling.

Cookies (digestives with milk chocolate), tea (see picture below for details),
my journal and two of my favorite Lamy fountain pens

One of my favorite teas for Autumn and Winter:
Roasted Almond by TeaGeschwendner.
It just arrived in the mail today. This tea is also available in the US by the way. 

Autumnal Equinox journal decor - this is one of the leafs I pressed last year.

Are you celebrating the Autumnal Equinox this year? Do have special plans for Autumn in general? And what about Autumn inspired crafting projects? Let me know in the comments below :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a wonderful, warm, and cozy Autumnal Equinox!
Sending many blessings your way :)

Yours,
Uta

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Sources:
1 Wikipedia, The Wheel of the Year: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_of_the_Year .

September 14, 2016

Organizing Gift Ideas with Pinterest

Hello everyone,

I guess most of you are familiar with Pinterest and have an account themselfs. I set up my first boards a couple of years ago. Ever since, I get lost in pinning for hours every once in a while. What began with about five boards at the very beginning now expanded to about 20+ visible ones as well as a handful of invisible ones.

Just lately, I began organizing GIFT IDEAS with Pinterest. To do so I created the following boards, all of them invisible of course:
- General Gift Ideas
- Birthday Presents 2016
- Birthday Presents 2017
- Christmas Presents 2016
- Nikolaus Ideas 2016

I love gifting self-made goodies. So now I can quickly pin a crafting idea to the according event whenever I come across one. For better overview and organization I add the name of the recipient to the descriptions of the pins as well as "in progress" or "done" as soon as I started working on it or even finished the project.

What are you currently organizing with Pinterest?

Thanks for stopping by!

Yours
Uta

PS: Visit me at Pinterest!!

September 7, 2016

Inside my Journal: Tea anyone?

Hello everyone,

I just recently started to give my journal a more personal touch. This includes dedicating pages to topics that don't involve the average journal writing. As a tea lover it was clear for me that I somehow had to incorporate my little tea addiction as well. To do so, I took the labels of the different teas I love/tried/disliked, glued them into my journal and simply added a small description. So nothing fancy but for me quite a lot of fun to be honest.

Let me show you some examples:





Any fellow tea loving journalers/tea-lovers/journalers out there?

Yours
Uta

August 31, 2016

August FINDS

Hello everyone,

without further ado, here are my August Finds:

➽ CROCHET BASICS with HAPPYBERRY [link]
Happy Berry Crochet uploaded a couple of videos on the basics of crochet. This playlist is ideal for beginners!

➽ CROCHET BASICS with MOLLIE MAKES [link]
Mollie Makes also added a couple of how to videos on some crochet basics to their YouTube Channel.

Thanks for stopping by!

Yours
Uta